By Alton Mitchell
Residents of all ages in the LaFayette area are anxious like children at Christmas time. There is a growing level of excitement building in relation to the New City Park for the city of LaFayette. Smartscapes design representatives were again in LaFayette at Monday night’s city council meeting to offer updates on the progress of the new park.
Officials were proud to announce that the major community input portion of the park had been concluded. This area of the development was satisfied by events such as the community engagement session at the Chambers County Courthouse on May 24th. At that event it is estimated that 56 families attended. That number was well above the estimated amount. Following that engagement online and paper surveys were distributed around the area to residents for additional input in what to expect out of LaFayette’s new park.
Developers are now rolling into the development of a master plan for the park. This is the portion of the parks development when all the ideas and hopes of residents will begin to take shape in the actual design of the park. Upcoming later in the summer will be publicity opportunities in August for the park. Also Current Magazine will write an article about the new park in their August issue. The website for the city park can be found at LaFayetteCityPark.com and is continually being updated.
Things are rolling and it is just a matter of time until the dirt begins to turn for the new park to become a new landmark for the LaFayette area. At Monday’s city council meeting Mayor Barry Moody took time out to thank all those involved in making the park begin to take shape and the hard work that is going into the project.